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It is the entry that will fly the flag for Madrid in Rotterdam ón May.

But ahead of the official release of “Universo” on Thursday, Spanish broadcaster RTVE has revealed more details about the song.

It transpires the track was chosen from a long list of 50 candidate songs. “Universo” was written during a songwriting trip to Scotland. During the trip to Edinburgh, Blas Cantó worked with producer Dan Hammond and other composers who had prior experience with Eurovision.

TVE Entertainment Director Toñi Prieto also dished further details on “Universo” saying:

[It] is a mid-tempo song, with an epic ending, and although is it is a new record for Blas, keeps his essence. It will enable him to demonstrate his full potential.”

The eventual song selection was influenced by Blas’ desire to have a song that translated across languages. He’s also described it as a theme that has always been very present in his life:

Blas also revealed he’s keen to record “Universo” in English and French. When he performs it, he has also floated the possibility of performing it in the other co-official languages of Spain.

Support for “Universo” from former Spanish stars

Former Eurovision stars have turned out to give their support for Blas at Eurovision 2020.

Pastora Soler, Ruth Lorenzo and Edurne who sang for Spain in 2012, 2014 and 2015 are among stars lending their support to this year’s Eurovision star.

When can you hear “Universo?”

Expectant Eurofans don’t have long to wait for Spain’s song.

This year’s Eurovision entry will debut exclusively through RTVE this Thursday – January 30 – at 10am CET.

The entry will be released on streaming platforms and the music video will be available on Blas Canto’s official YouTube page.

Are you excited to hear the song? Let us know in the comments below!

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Sun
Sun
2 years ago

Spanish hype is coming….I can imagine how they will hype this song like before.

Fast Food Music Lover
Fast Food Music Lover
2 years ago

Can’t wait to hear it!

Jo.
Jo.
2 years ago

big crunch?

Richie
Richie
2 years ago

Edurne/Amanecer 2.0

King Kunta
King Kunta
2 years ago

This better be better than La Venda.

Megxit over
Megxit over
2 years ago
Reply to  King Kunta

labendaiakaiò

Bebethequeen
Bebethequeen
2 years ago
Reply to  King Kunta

Excuses you la venda was a bop ?!

Jeremy
Jeremy
2 years ago

So excited!!!!

brennan
brennan
2 years ago

the hypebuilding for this song gives me big Edurne/Amanecer vibes–and that song came 21st

OhhHoney
OhhHoney
2 years ago
Reply to  brennan

That’s because the staging was horrific. She went from my top 5 to by bottom 5

Isa
Isa
2 years ago
Reply to  OhhHoney

No, that’s because the song was quite average and uninspiring! 🙂

Ria van de Velde
Ria van de Velde
2 years ago

I am very curious to hear the song , I can ‘t wait !! Good Luck to Spain and Blas Cantó, I hope for a great song.

Keino
Keino
2 years ago

Off Topic: Fleur East is not going to compete in Esc in 2020.. So disappointed.. UK won’t do well this year either if they come up with bad songs again…

NickC
NickC
2 years ago

What exactly is an epic ending? He goes to a higher note? I am not being sarcastic, just curious.

Dawid
Dawid
2 years ago
Reply to  NickC

Yeah, probably.

James
James
2 years ago

So we could potentially here a version of “Universo” in Basque, Catalan, Galician, etcetera? Nice. 🙂

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
2 years ago

It better live up to the hype, otherwise, I’d be very disappointed
And I love epic endings xD

Gurl
Gurl
2 years ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

What hype? He’s just promoting his song. what do you want him to say instead? “Oh yeah, the song sux a little, but well, whatever”. LOL

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
2 years ago
Reply to  Gurl

I guess I chose the wrong word
Rather teasing than hype
Lots of hints and stuff about the song

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
2 years ago

Stay positive, guys! Spain just delivered an amazing internally-selected JESC entry? Why not assume this is good until proven otherwise? =D

Dawid
Dawid
2 years ago

And more teasing xd I knew it xd It’s a meme like Aly Ryan at this point.

Alex
Alex
2 years ago

I don’t have any expectations or hopes for our entry but I’m glad the producer is Spanish at least. We’ll see

Rasmus
Rasmus
2 years ago
Reply to  Alex

more hype:) Dont give up BEFORE its out. Portugal won so everyone can win:)

Mr X
Mr X
2 years ago

Ya tengo muchos illusiones….

Tom
Tom
2 years ago

Sounds like a Flop

Rasmus
Rasmus
2 years ago
Reply to  Tom

that was not very nice

Hector
Hector
2 years ago

You know what I will believe it when I hear the song. Enough of building hype. And that should apply for Cyprus, as they did in 2019, and Bulgaria, in 2018. Hole they’ve learnt from that

Campbell Grace
Campbell Grace
2 years ago

As intrigued as I am for the song, this is too much hype and it’s quite off putting. Good luck though Spain!